The leaves are turning gorgeous hues of yellow, orange, and red and there’s a crispness in the air that nips at your fingers and nose. Fall is here! Make the most of this colourful season by taking on some or all of these fun outdoor and indoor activities with your kiddos. From educational, to active, to imaginative, there’s something for every family to enjoy in Prince George.
Fun learning activities
Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum
Situated on the unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, this museum offers a glimpse into how the railway and forestry industries helped shape Prince George. Kids can explore locomotives, rail cars, and forestry equipment, and ride the Cottonwood Railway around the outdoor displays and through a beehive burner.
PG Nature Kids
If you’re looking for a hands-on outdoor educational experience for your kiddos, join the PG Nature Kids page on Facebook and watch for monthly Explorer Day events. Activities include getting to know local plants, animals, and outdoor spaces. All with the goal of providing kids with fun interactive ways to connect with nature so they learn to value and protect it.
Exploring the outdoors
Get to know the city with geocaching
If you’ve never heard of geocaching, the best way to think of it is as a real life treasure hunt. It’s a community-driven game that involves players hiding caches throughout the “world” for other players to find. It’s very affordable as there’s free option for casual players and the premium subscription is only about the cost of a night out at the movies. Head to geocaching.com to create an account and start exploring the over 1,200 geocaches in the city.
Monkey around at City parks
Two new playgrounds were recently unveiled in Prince George, bringing the total number of parks in the city that kids can climb, jump, and slide at to nearly 50. Like other playgrounds in the city, the ones at Seymour and St. John Park feature double tower and tot-friendly slides, swing sets, climbing structures, balancing elements, obstacle courses, and more. Other kid favourites include the playgrounds at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park and Duchess Park. View a full list of playgrounds here.
Getting active and imaginative indoors
Climb the walls at OVERHang
If you’re looking for a slightly challenging but very rewarding indoor activity the whole family can take part in, head to OVERHang to climb some walls. This indoor climbing gym offers a variety of walls for all different skill levels from beginner to advanced.
For the gamers
Let your imagination be ignited by virtual reality at Game Changerz VR, Exit Prince George, and All Around Gamerz. Each location offers multi-player or solo games and experiences, katwalks, motion racing simulators, and more.